Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was as a result of handshake between Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
When the two stood on the steps of Harambee House and shook hands they explained to Kenyans that they have put aside their differences and agreed to work together.
Fact is, winner takes all is not responsible for Kenya’s injustices. The problem is rogue political elites who are failing to accept election’s results and are resorting to inciting Kenyans. Tribalism plays a major role in post-election violence in Kenya and that can be summarized as leadership crisis.
Further explanation was given that the main problem that excruciate Kenya is the winner takes all politics that have prevailed in Kenya’s elections.
Going by the glimpse of history, many Kenyans fail to reminisce the after 2007 post-election violence when the post for Prime Minister was created. The winner did not take it all. That did not solve Kenya’s problem.
When critics speak, they say that BBI will liberate Kenya. They say it will promote peace and unity. BBI will allow resources to reach grassroots. These are all great objectives that Kenyans are yearning for. But what Kenyans fail to recall is that this great plans have been part of national plan since 1963.
Since its neonate days, BBI has failed to accommodate those who dare to question it. Leaders in both houses of parliament with divergent views are being ousted. Those who support the BBI are protected even if they commit an injustice. This initiative has given our democracy a little space. In countries where democracy thrives, every voice counts.
If the president, who has failed to listen to court orders wanted to save Kenya, he would have implemented the Ndung’u land commission report, the 2010 constitution and the TJRC report in which Kibaki’s government spent millions of shillings.
All these progressive rhetorics is meant to whore Kenyans for politicians to climb to positions of power come 2022, nothing else in it. Kenyans should be warned!